According to the much clichéd words, Bangkok’s shopping malls are a shopaholic’s dream. They offer choices for all budgets and tastes. The malls are where people go not only to find the latest fashions, the most recent gadgets and a great selection of food and entertainment but to hang out in luxurious, air conditioned well lit spaces that are easy to access and navigate and offer many attractions in one place. They are also a good alternative to the other popular shopping destinations, the crowded hot and humid week end and other markets.

Each mall seems to have its specialty whether it is the line of products on offer or the entertainment and the general atmosphere of the place. Mall design and décor has come a long way and now offer customers luxurious settings and experiences. Their gleaming interiors house large retail areas with hundreds and even thousands of shops giving mind boggling choices to customers. All malls stock products from around the world as well as premium international brands and great value Thai labels that highlight international and local fashion and design trends. Entertainment options and lifestyle experiences in Bangkok’s malls range from an underground aquarium in one to multi screen cinemas in several, an Olympic size ice skating rink in another and gourmet cafes and restaurants in many. One Bangkok mall was until recently the largest in South East Asia and the third largest in the world. However all malls are not located in central Bangkok. Those in the outskirts are served by smaller branches of large malls or have their own mega mall and entertainment complex. The IT sector is served by specialised malls that have the latest computer soft and hardware, gadgets and spare parts. Local malls also offer some of the best foodie experiences in town. Restaurants and food stalls serve a range of South East Asian, Japanese, Italian and Moroccan cuisines in addition to simple flavourful noodle and rice dishes, soups, fresh juices, gourmet coffees and really scrumptious western and Thai deserts. One mall has a gourmet market with specially selected Thai and international food products.

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Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.